If you are trying to establish a running routine, run more and run stronger it is important that you start your running week on Sunday.
That is, you should plan your week out on Sunday.
I have found that when I take the time to do this simple task I always end up with a better running week. When you leave running to chance, chances are that you will run less.
All it takes is 5 to 15 minutes to jumpstart your running week.
Here are a few things to help plan out each week:
- Look at last week’s running log, and see what you want to do the same or better.
- Write down your running goals for the week.
- Use a calender or running log to pencil in what days you will run.
- Each day that you plan on running, write down how many miles you want to run or specific speed work you want to do.
- Decide on the days you will do leg, core and upper body exercises.
- Choose a running habit and write it down with ink. Stick to the habit for at least 2 months. Examples: Run ____ miles each week, Run _____days a week, Run in the morning, Drink ______cups of water, Eat only real food, Increase my long run, Run hills.
How do you jumpstart your running week?